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#1457 of 1859 2004 Suzuki Verona Stalling Issue
Apr 11, 2006 (9:03 pm)
My husband and I bought our Suzuki Verona brand new in March 04. The car has had some issues along the way, we had to get a completely new transmission just two months into it, then the steering wheel controls never worked properly. Not fun stuff, but by no means the end of the world. THEN, in early December of last year, the car began to stall on me. The first time in the shop they re flashed the ECM or whatever the TSB said to do at the time. It didn't fix it. Numerous times in the shop over the course of Jan, Feb and March of this year, were even more frustrating because the dealership couldn't recreate the problem (or perhaps chose not to) and since Suzuki claims they will not give you a rental till its "diagnosed" that has meant me without a car, borrowing friends/relatives cars or getting a ride from someone. Very, very frustrating. The techs would tell me that they drove it home, etc. Then finally in desperation, my husband had it towed to a ST. Pete dealership, where we originally bought it (we had moved to Tampa since) and thank goodness they had it stall on them. they said the sensor in the head gasket was soaked with oil, so they replaced it. Then I got it back and it was leaking oil and stalling again, this time on a major highway with me, my husband and my three year old daughter in the car with a motor home barrelling up behind us. We are okay, we didn't wreck, but the problem, is that this car has stalled on me so many times, in so many situations that I'm waiting for the one time that it will stall and I will get in an accident. We cannot afford a rental car, we are just trying to pay the car payment as it is monthly. We are trying to proceed with getting the vehicle lemon - lawed, and hopefully that will work, however, that means a few more months of trying to figure out what to do about a vehicle. Calling Suzuki of America has done me zero good...and truth be told, we are upside down in the car and cannot get financed to get out from under it, and I'm not entirely broken hearted about that because I wouldn't want someone else to get stuck with this thing. But in the meantime, I'm praying that we can just get out from under this car and move on with our lives. If anyone has any guidance or pearls of wisdom, I would be grateful. I cannot tell you how much emotional duress this car has caused me and my family, so it is with desperation that I am reaching out to anyone that might know anything. We are in the very early stages of the lemon law process, I've been told this has to be done before my 26 months of owning the car is up. And from what I am gathering both from this forum and my personal experience in dealing with Suzuki of America, it will be quite the battle.
#1458 of 1859 Re: 2004 Suzuki Verona Stalling Issue [lermatinger]
Apr 11, 2006 (9:46 pm)
I am very, very sorry for your pain. I can feel it in your post.
ARE YOU LISTENING GM AND SUZUKI??
GIVE EVERYONE FULL CREDIT FOR ANOTHER GM OR SUZUKI PRODUCT!!
do the right thing!!
#1459 of 1859 Re: Verona/Epica/Evanda/Mangus Service manual [pciro2180]
Apr 12, 2006 (12:57 am)
The Evanda sold in Europe have a 2.0 liter engine (The some engine Suzuki Forenza in USA) with manual transmission (automatic is an option).
I ve a 2006 Chevrolet Evanda and for the moment i ve any problem.
THE Evanda/Verona is no more made, they stop production in december 2005. GMDAT start the production of the new EVANDA that you can buy in Europe from July 2006, GMDAT decide to change name from EVANDA to EPICA, from july 2006 you can find the new Epica with 2.0l engine, 2.5l (nobody buy in Europe this kind on engine because petrol is too expensive), and in 2007 with diesel engine
#1460 of 1859 Re: Verona/Epica/Evanda/Mangus Service manual [polonez]
Apr 15, 2006 (12:59 pm)
Looks nice, but in North America it looks like they are keeping the inline six. Why would they do that with the head problems and ECM unit troubles they have had? Makes no sense to me! Well, now that I think of it - the way the motor layout is, the only other thing that would fit would be a 4 cylinder motor, which would be too small for American tastes.
#1461 of 1859 Update on wheel bearing!
Apr 17, 2006 (12:43 pm)
#1462 of 1859 Ooops...sent the last one by mistake
Apr 17, 2006 (12:50 pm)
Anyways, I posted on here about two weeks ago (although I'm not seeing my old post anywhere) about some problems with my Verona. Some things I forgot to mention was that its an '04 and it has about 60,000 mi. on it! From everthing I've read thats about the most miles I've seen on a Verona so far. I do quite a bit of traveling. I'm from pittsburgh and travel back and forth to Baltimore at least once or twice per month (used to be Richmond, VA before that). But to the point. I had posted about the problems with my wheel bearings. First the right front back in Nov. and then the left front in March. I was home visiting last week and took my car to the dealer there in Blairsville, PA. I had previously taken it to two local dealers near my apt in Baltimore. Both dealers said that the "suzuki district manager" would not allow the bearing to be replaced under the 7/100 because there was a dent in my right front fender, which just happened to be caused by getting backed into in a parking lot. Surely not enough to damage one let alone two front wheel bearings. The dealer back in PA replaced the bearing no questions asked and even told me there is no way it was damaged from the fender dent. Soooo, I guess it just depends on where you take these things to have them fixed. I am definitely writing to suzuki again and demanding a refund. I put out about $600 for diagnosis, rental cars, and paying for the right wheel bearing just because the noise pissed me off so much I could no longer take it. I'm not getting my hopes up for any kind of refunds, but you can always dream!
#1463 of 1859 Same issue as you guys
Apr 18, 2006 (3:04 pm)
Has anyone had any resolution about these problems from Suzuki? I have a 2004 Suzuki Verona that I purchased brand new. It now has 72,000 miles on it only due to the fact that it is the only family car we have. All of the problems that have been posted are the same with me. The first thing I noticed was that the car would idle high and randomly jump to high rpms when in Park. Also, the transmission would jerk and the car acts as if it does not want to take off when the light changes from red to green. I took it back to the dealership (which is 80 miles away for a one way trip) numerous times and each time was told they could find nothing. They pretty much just reflash the ECM and that's it. Afterwards, my check engine light kept coming on. The dealer stated this was due to a faulty gas cap and replaced it. The engine light went off but it does keep coming on randomly. Next, my radio controls started messing up. The keys were all scrambled (power key did nothing, mode key turned radio off, and seek did something else). Dealer kept my car for a few months and tried to re-wire the radio then returned it saying that they would have to order a new radio. It took almost a year for a new radio to come in. Now I am glad to say that my steering wheel controls do work but I'm so used to manually changing the stations that I barely use them now. Also the car stalls frequently. There have been numerous times that I have been on the expressway and 6 lane streets and the car has shut down. To date this issue has still not been addressed. I have corresponded with Suzuki multiple times to no avail. The last time I sent Suzuki another certified letter. I including copies of my dealer invoices and a list of everything that was wrong with the car. A VP sent me a rather crude sounding letter stating that my issues would be resolved if I go back to the dealership. They then proceeded to give me a set date and time. I could not get off of work that day so had to have my mother take the car in on my behalf. After the so called scheduled "repair" the same issues persist. I can't fault my dealer because in all honesty they do try to fix the vehicle. However, I'm at my wits end! It would be a nice car if Suzuki would fix all the issues that they are having and own up to fact that the 2004 batch of Veronas are for the most part LEMONS.
#1464 of 1859 a little bit more to add
Apr 18, 2006 (3:14 pm)
BTW...Did I mention that sometimes the temperature button acts "weird" <--- best word that I can use to describe it.
#1465 of 1859 Verona NO-SHOW at New York Auto Show !
Apr 22, 2006 (5:45 pm)
I attended the NY Auto Show yesterday and Suzuki Auto made the conscious decision NOT to display the Verona. When I inquired the reply was quite interesting -- the rep said not to expect a 2007 Verona -- it may return in 2008!
This decision may very likely be in recognition of the number of problems / complaints to Suzuki. Since the next generation Verona will be a complete makeover, and before they launch a new vehicle, they will perform more testing over a variety of conditions; to make sure they get it right before it hits the streets, and before the consumer finds the fault!
Apr 23, 2006 (4:06 am)
I wish that if the verona is redesigned, it will be a twin of the pontiac G6 or saturn AURA (aura preferred). As all of you i pray its no . the choice in body: the coupe, sedan & hardtop convertible. The sedan and coupe should both have the 4panal roof as an option and all should use the upcoming xl7's navsystem as an option. Price starting around $16.5k... Sounds like a dream come true.
Sorry if i caught any1's attention but it sounds like a seller to me . Gm, Suzuki, and opel should build it !! Any opinions